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  1. Quick update folks. As I am going to be down that way...." well Silverstone but its south of Edinburgh", I am going to take the car back to Louth golf club on Monday 1st August to recreate the photograph. I never did track down the model so I hope to have one final push in the next couple of weeks and if I cant find the original then I will have to find a stand in model. This has been 33 years in the planning so its fitting that its going to be done on the cars 40th anniversary
    4 points
  2. Borrowed this for a long weekend after my Esprit sprung a radiator leak and we had a trip to celebrate our anniversary planned. Took off up the west coast, staying at the Cameron House Hotel where the Evora was launched, Which was nice.
    3 points
  3. Here we go again ... The BBC are in fine voice this morning shouting a recession, with Mark Carney fueling the fire with strong suggestion on lowering interest rates and possible QE. The reason for this is Brexit.. BOLLOCKS... Nothing has changed other than an out vote and talk on the long negotiated exit plan. Until article 50 is implemented nothing is certain or really changed ..... SO .... Why are the markets moving and negative forecasts being pushed.. Well markets always move and if you shout anything loud enough people will listen and reactions follow.. T
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  4. Being told my 400 is enroute from Hethel to Henley
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  5. I've become obsessed with that bonkers new AI photo app, Prisma...
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  6. I saw these 10 yesterday when I was visiting the factory. Nice colour actually.... and the workers are clearly smitten with it. I feel somewhat vindicated that I have ordered my 410 in the same colour... although I admit that Im glad that I have the carbon (black) roof and splitter as otherwise I think it runs the risk of looking too much. Lots happening yesterday in the factory - great to see it so busy.... the glut of US cars appear to be pretty much through the pipeline (hence the commencement of the 10 Gulf colours Special Editions) so UK 400's and 410's should commence production so
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  7. So finally received my 2bular "track" system complete with carbon tips and additional add on titanium silencers for quieter track days. My word does it pop, bang, crackle and scream now......videos and dB readings to follow.
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  8. I've had shedloads of curries, but never found a really good shop-bought sauce mix. This one however is the absolute best. If I ate this in a curry house, I wouldn't know the difference. I used cubed leg of lamb (previously roasted), but I reckon roast pork or chicken would be almost as good. Pound the separate spices up really good and proper first, then the base, chuck the cooked meat in, and the rest of the sauce. It's spicy hot, but that doesn't detract from the awesome flavour and texture. Brace yourself!
    1 point
  9. Hi everyone After my purchase of a Lotus Elite 75 in May, I've experienced some problems to register the car in Switzerland. Problems solved now, the car will be on the road by the end of August this year. Not being able to drive my new-old car was really not amusing, but I've used the time to create a very basic website about the Elite 75: www.lotus-elite.info There is not much information available about this car, nor is there a dedicated, up-to-date website, and exactly that is my motivation. I do not have any HTML/Website-building skills, and this is why I have used Googl
    1 point
  10. Greetings all- I'm new here to TLF but have been on LT since purchasing my 1983 Esprit 'Olivia' 4 years ago. A little about my car- it's an '83 and apparently the PO did a lot of racing/tracking in it. I've spent four years fixing things he screwed up on the car but keep telling myself "it's all part of the experience". lol. Oh yeah- Lutz is a small community just north of Tampa, Fla.
    1 point
  11. Hello everyone. I have to admit I've been enoying these forums for a long time but only just joined up. My name is Dave and I've been a big Lotus fan since working for the company (between 99 and 01). My first Lotus was a new S2 Elise 111S in 2005. Since then I've been lucky enough to also own an S2 Exige S, an Evora S Manual and most recently an Evora S IPS. I'll do my best to post some pictures below. Favourite car so far is the Evora S IPS, I use it as a daily driver.and I've fitted a Larini back box which sounds awsome! As you can see I've also given it the SR paint scheme and recently add
    1 point
  12. After nearly 8 years of Esprit V8 ownership, the time has finally come to move on… and I have to say I'm sad, really sad It seems that Esprit ownership is different for everybody. Some live a nightmare, while other live their dream. There are many lemons out there, but there are also many outstanding cars… and mine was, and still is, simply outstanding. So before my Esprit and I part company, I wanted to provide the community (and potential future owners) some reflections on the last eight years of Esprit ownership. First, the facts: I bought my Esprit in summer 2005, with about
    1 point
  13. As per title what does a 360 CUP weigh when built on the 350 platform... So 1134kgs with just over half a tank of fuel and the fire extinguisher system fitted. Fuel is 0.74kgs per litre so that's over 15 kgs in fuel. So without the fuel about 1120kgs.
    1 point
  14. My empirical experiment dealing with the possible worldwide effects of a long time member "disappearing" for an extended period of time has concluded. As near as I can tell, said absence has caused no ill effects other than the BREXIT vote, for which I am truly sorry. While the connection is tenuous at best, I cannot help but feel that more frequent and consistent input from the great State of Texas might have brought about a different outcome. In any case, with the value of the pound headed southward (for the moment at least), I can only hope that replacement parts for my Esprit will become a
    1 point
  15. What an epic trip. Six days in the Alps with a bunch of friends in a mixture of cars, exploring some of the best roads and scenery one could wish for. Teaser shot looking back at roads just travelled So how was the car ? In summary, EPIC !! Firstly , I wasn't sure how comfortable the car would be for the 800 mile trip over there (split 300 miles one afternoon and 500 miles the following day). I shouldn't have worried. Very comfortable, with the only ache coming from drivers leg from trying to hold speed at consistent amount; easily solved by using cruise control
    1 point
  16. Aircon, no radio, no NVH pack. Its actually may be slightly lighter now I've replaced the standard exhaust with a 2bular track system
    1 point
  17. Hi Everyone, Nigel here from Auckland, New Zealand. I'm a long time Lotus fanatic having now owned 5 Lotus's. My first was an Elan +2 in 1979, then the Elite in the mid 80's an Elise 111R 3 years ago, then 2013 Evora NA, and now a 2015 Evora NA... maybe a 400 next I know @Instinct_NZ @David in NZ and @Esprit918 very well and they inform me it's expected to provide some photos on your first post!! So here you go!
    1 point
  18. Swmbo cornered me the other day, asking me to send a fax (remember them?) to an employer, and so I dutifully pressed the Oscar November switch on the "all in one" printer/copier/scanner/faxer (is that a word?) that resides in the dungeon downstairs, only to discover that it would not turn on. Harrumphhh! It has been getting on in years, and has suffered from all manner of neglect (we use a newer printer upstairs for most print jobs...it is not near a phone jack like the older unit), so I probably should not have been all that surprised. So off I traipsed to the local computer store to pu
    1 point
  19. ours isn`t a presidential election we vote for a party.Think labour in particular would be mad to push for an election right now as it is quite possible they could suffer a heavy defeat with the present state of the party
    1 point
  20. Oh man.. I'm sorry... I didn't put nearly enough attitude in to that reply. Shame on me. Let me try again. What I meant to say was... Looks good! .... Now where is my car!!!!
    1 point
  21. I did speak to the dealer about 3-4 weeks ago and offered £53K subject to viewing it. They declined, then a week or so later dropped the price to £52.5K. Not a negotiating tactic I'm familiar with, car dealers eh! Think I'll go and see it, maybe something was lost on the phone.
    1 point
  22. You really really promise :-p
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  23. thanks, I'm not a computer expert neither ;-) www.lotus-elite.info is built already with google sites but I'll check proboards.com once I need a forum/board. Guess I will not need a forum on my Elite Site as the Forum is already here - the TLF and it's perfect :-) Thanks for the link anyway!
    1 point
  24. OK I lied... well ok not a lie. in the next two weeks I'll have a look, promise
    1 point
  25. Someone asked if they could send me a fax recently. I said we don't have faxes where I live, they asked 'where is that', to which I replied 'the 21st century...'
    1 point
  26. I'm addicted to this bugger lol beats most of the stuff on tv. Roll on the next episode
    1 point
  27. First impressions - The Evora doesn't feel as fast as the Exige and I'm happier to use more of the rev range in the Evora than I was the Exige. However, I think some of this is down to reality, and some to perception as the Evora is a far more refined, comfortable place to be. When it comes to a pure driving experience, the Exige still retains top spot. On roads that varied from soaking to damp to dry, I felt more confident in the Evora as it felt so well planted (the Exige always felt very well planted, but the Evora more so). There are obvious advantages to the Evora - space, comfort, refine
    1 point
  28. Next episode. The commitment is amazing.
    1 point
  29. Got anything worth nicking? The road around the Dingle Peninsula would be fun as well.
    1 point
  30. The rain is still hanging around, but I managed to get out today during a dry spell and got a few shots on my phone.
    1 point
  31. I'd imagine the exhaust will sound similar to mine with the valve open? Here are a couple of videos and a photo
    1 point

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